Adana the Earth Dragon

Today, faithful kingdomites, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Debbie Manber Kupfer and her newest book.

You might recognize her name from Fauxpocalypse, where she also had a short story like I did…. but, it is actually more likely you recognize her from one of her many other novels and projects.  She is quite prolific.

So, without further adieu, Adana, her newest character, is here to talk a little bit about what’s going on….

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Happy Earth Day! Adana the Earth Dragon is officially out in the World Today!

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Hi everyone! I’m here! Today’s the day that my book ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON finally is released into the world. Want to read a sample? Sure you do:
Once upon a time there was a small brown dragon called Adana. Adana was an earth dragon and Adana was very sad. She longed to play with the other dragons, but none of them would accept her as a friend. “It’s because I’m small and brown and boring” she said. “No one wants to be friends with an earth dragon.”
The air dragons would soar through the sky, their wings outstretched. Adana wished she could join them up in their playground of clouds, but she had no wings.
The water dragons would glide effortlessly through the lagoon, playing tag and Marco Polo. Adana yearned to join in their games, but sadly she could not swim.
The fire dragons scared little Adana with their tremendous scaly scarlet forms and flames that could toast two hundred marshmallows with one puff. Adana secretly tried gargling with fire water to see if she might make a flame, but she only gave herself a sore throat. Poor Adana, she could never be a fire dragon.
So sad little Adana slunk into her cave, curled up in a corner, and took a nap.
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Now you can’t just leave little me like this – Can you? So pick up a copy of my story, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON today.
It’s available in paperback from Amazon or directly from this site. There’s even a companion coloring and activity book available.
Prefer to read on Kindle or listen on Audible? I can do that too and the book is available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

AND as a bonus, the first TEN people to order a copy from this website today will pick up a free audio book of Adana narrated by the awesome Fiona Thraille. This offer is available for orders from the US or the UK. (If you’re in the UK message me for shipping costs – I will be traveling to the UK in June, so if you can wait until then to receive your books I can make the shipping costs a bit cheaper!)
PLUS all orders receive a signed Adana bookmark and a coloring sheet!
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So Happy Earth Day folks. Remember to protect the flowers from those big bad giants!
Peace and Love,
Adana

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So, my faithful kingdomites, what are you waiting for?  Click those links and get your very own copy of Adana!

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Versus: The Results

Sorry for the delay on this post. My entire household has been sick over the past few days. It has been extremely unpleasant. I’m still not feeling all that great, but, on the bright side, the doctor said I didn’t have strep throat. So, I guess that’s something.

Anyway, here are the results of the poll for the Versus question of: Which was the worst film adaptation of a novel?

The winner is…………….

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll, and I hope you all have a good night!

The Lost Post

Way back on February 15th, I asked you all to help me settle a debate on which movie was the worst adaptation of a novel. Normally, when I do a post that has a Versus poll on it, I’ll leave the poll open for two weeks before declaring a winner. As you can tell from today’s date, it’s been a little longer than that.

Also, normally, I’ll do a few posts in between the start of the poll and the end of the poll to remind people to vote. Again, as you can see, I didn’t do that either. Between my new book being released and an emotionally exhausting family matter I’ve been dealing with, I completely forgot about this post.

So, I’m going to leave it open for another two weeks and try not forget about it this time.

Be sure to go to the original postto cast your vote today!

Versus: Worst Film Adaptation (Novel)

Normally, I do my Versus posts on my blog, but since I posed the question here in the Kingdom, I figured I should stay here to play out the battle for everyone. I asked you all what you thought the worst film was that was adapted from a novel. You answered. So, here we go!

merv –  The lovely bones. The characters just seem different

GMan – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. They managed to turn imagination into silly nonsense.

ksbeth – ‘my sister’s keeper’ because they changed the stunning dramatic twist at the end in the film . totally ruined the story.

djmatticus – Dragons of Autumn Twilight….
The movie, if you can even call it that, glosses over more important parts of the book than I can count and the animation is so terrible, both poorly drawn and doesn’t flow together, that it detracts even further from what is one of the greatest fantasy stories ever written

1jaded1 – The Amityville Horror. I was fourth in line to read it in Grade 5. I read the book when I was 10 years old. The cover freaked me out. The book cover had a house with eyes and flies. The red glowing eyes were creepy but what happened with Kathy being possessed and levitated by an elderly woman made my skin crawl. Mom told me she would not feel sorry if I had nightmares. Then came the movies. Yes, both of them.
I saw the first release in the early 80s. The music was the creepiest element of the movie. The movie itself focused mostly on George. Disappointing.
The remake was worse. It focused on the gore and left elements critical to the creep factor out. For crying out loud, the remake did not even have a pig. I’m glad I rented it. I would have left the theater fuming.

And mine, which is the same as what I know my brother would pick, but he decided not to say anything….

Timeline by Michael Crichton. Too many changes. Bad changes. Bad casting decisions. Just an overall horrible experience after the book is one of the greatest ever.

There’s your choices everyone. I’m going to put a poll underneath all of this. In two weeks, we’ll come back and see what film everyone voted for!

Don’t Forget

If you haven’t already added your choice into the comments of my last post, don’t forget to do it soon. Submissions must be in by midnight tomorrow (although that will depend entirely on how lazy I want to be).

I know which one my brother will pick. He just needs to get his butt over to the post so he can actually put it down.